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Portrait of Alex Castellanos

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .241 9 30 31 7 .268 0.8
Birth Date8-4-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.22012
-0.22013
0.82014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 LAN 25 16 25 23 3 4 0 1 1 9 0 8 1 1 0 3 0 0 .174 .200 .391 .216 -1.8 0.0 -0.2
2013 LAN 26 8 18 18 2 3 1 0 1 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .389 .193 -1.2 -0.6 -0.2
Career2443415711216013110400.171.186.390.206-3.0-0.5-0.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 BAT A- 10 29 .287 .252 .332 .380 .264 .368 96 0.8 0.8 0 0.4 -0.3 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2008 JCY Rk 49 199 .319 .259 .335 .389 .261 .362 96 13.3 6.2 0.7 -2.5 4.4 23.9 2.0 23.9 2.0
2009 QUD A 82 346 .274 .254 .335 .369 .258 .362 106 4.9 9.6 -0.8 5.4 1.0 9.0 1.5 9.0 1.5
2009 PMB A+ 21 56 .171 .248 .318 .359 .249 .273 88 -5.2 1.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2010 PMB A+ 129 517 .311 .256 .330 .373 .265 .328 89 26.3 13.8 -5.2 0.0 -0.2 31.7 3.2 31.7 3.2
2011 CHT AA 32 143 .309 .267 .345 .409 .259 .365 118 7.8 4.2 -1.5 2.1 0.6 10.6 1.3 10.6 1.3
2011 SFD AA 93 391 .298 .262 .332 .408 .254 .387 114 16.2 11.5 -3.3 0.4 1.2 31.7 3.2 31.7 3.2
2012 LAN MLB 16 25 .216 .252 .307 .409 .256 .200 103 -1.1 0.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.8 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2012 ABQ AAA 94 407 .329 .273 .338 .420 .268 .390 116 31.5 12.1 0 -3.8 2.0 43.3 3.9 43.3 3.9
2012 LAG Wnt 21 100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB 8 18 .193 .254 .311 .398 .258 .167 96 -1.2 0.5 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2
2013 ABQ AAA 105 441 .272 .261 .333 .403 .266 .315 109 5.8 12.6 -4.2 -2.8 0.3 14.5 1.2 14.5 1.2
2014 ELP AAA 113 408 .340 .277 .343 .425 .268 .364 108 8.2 2.7 -0.2 4.8 -1.5 9.9 1.5 9.9 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 BAT A- 29 6 7 2 2 0 4 2 7 0 1 .269 .345 .500 .231 .287 1.7 0.4 0.2
2008 JCY Rk 199 42 54 14 4 7 31 8 45 20 2 .298 .354 .536 .238 .319 23.9 -2.5 2.0
2009 PMB A+ 56 5 10 1 1 1 2 2 19 0 2 .189 .232 .302 .113 .171 -3.5 0.2 -0.3
2009 QUD A 346 51 84 21 4 5 34 20 89 21 4 .270 .337 .412 .141 .274 9.0 5.4 1.5
2010 PMB A+ 517 62 124 35 7 13 58 38 112 19 9 .270 .339 .462 .192 .311 31.7 0.0 3.2
2011 CHT AA 143 30 39 14 4 4 23 15 24 4 1 .322 .406 .603 .281 .309 10.6 2.1 1.3
2011 SFD AA 391 72 113 21 4 19 62 24 94 10 1 .319 .379 .562 .243 .298 31.7 0.4 3.2
2012 ABQ AAA 407 74 113 25 7 17 52 46 85 16 8 .329 .420 .590 .262 .329 43.3 -3.8 3.9
2012 LAN MLB 25 3 4 0 1 1 3 0 8 0 0 .174 .200 .391 .217 .216 -1.8 0.0 -0.2
2012 LAG Wnt 100 13 26 5 1 4 18 7 24 0 1 .306 .374 .529 .224 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA 441 75 99 14 5 19 61 41 112 19 5 .257 .347 .468 .210 .272 14.5 -2.8 1.2
2013 LAN MLB 18 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 .167 .167 .389 .222 .193 -1.2 -0.6 -0.2
2014 ELP AAA 408 69 99 25 5 8 42 37 104 8 5 .275 .351 .439 .164 .340 9.9 4.8 1.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 100 0.5200 0.6000 0.6833 0.7692 0.4167 0.7000 0.6500 0.3167
2013 64 0.5313 0.6094 0.6154 0.7353 0.4667 0.7600 0.3571 0.3846
Career1640.52440.60370.65680.7560.43620.72340.53570.3432

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-10 - Minors - - - Face Laceration 12 Stitches - Foul Ball -
2013-04-29 2013-05-16 Minors 17 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-04-24 2012-05-26 Minors 32 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-10-13 2011-10-25 WIN 12 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2009-06-19 2009-06-30 Minors 11 0 Left Hand Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SDN $
2014 SDN $502,000
2013 LAN $490,500
2012 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,500
2011Current$502,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$992,500
2 yrTotal$992,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 66 d1 year/$0.502M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/26/14. Claimed by San Diego off waivers 3/7/14 after being DFA by Texas 3/4/14. DFA by San Diego 4/25/14, sent outright to Triple-A 4/28/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4905M (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 10/17/13. Acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 10/23/13. Claimed by Texas off waivers 12/23/13 after being DFA by Boston 12/12/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/18/11. Signed by LA Dodgers 3/12.
  • Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from St. Louis 7/31/11 (Rafael Furcal deal).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2008 (10-305) (Belmont Abbey College).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 515 75 127 23 4 21 70 48 127 17 5 .282 .365 .494 .306 35.1 RF 0, 2B 0 3.7
80o 493 69 116 21 4 19 64 44 125 15 5 .267 .348 .468 .292 26.8 RF 0, 2B 0 2.8
70o 477 65 107 19 3 18 60 41 123 14 4 .257 .336 .449 .282 21.2 RF 0, 2B 0 2.2
60o 463 61 101 18 3 17 57 38 122 14 4 .248 .325 .433 .273 16.7 RF 0, 2B 0 1.7
50o 450 58 96 17 3 16 54 36 120 13 4 .240 .316 .419 .265 12.7 RF 0, 2B 0 1.3
40o 437 55 90 16 3 15 51 34 118 12 4 .231 .306 .404 .257 8.9 RF 0, 2B 0 0.9
30o 423 51 84 15 3 14 48 32 116 11 3 .223 .295 .389 .248 5.0 RF 0, 2B 0 0.5
20o 407 48 77 14 2 13 44 29 114 10 3 .213 .283 .371 .237 0.8 RF 0, 2B 0 0.0
10o 385 43 69 12 2 12 40 26 110 9 3 .199 .266 .347 .223 -4.5 RF 0, 2B 0 -0.6
Weighted Mean4565999183175537121134.244.320.426.26914.6RF 0, 2B 01.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 11% 9% 20% 45%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201528250315311293119676.236.308.421.2641.817.00.5-0.714.92.3-0.4
201629451559820415563212311.240.307.421.2641.716.30.6-1.414.92.2-0.8
2017306097713126522794616513.241.311.432.2681.918.40.6-2.114.94.9-1.1
2018316247612825522774616913.227.298.407.2561.010.70.4-2.314.9-2.3-1.1
2019326137513125421754516112.237.306.410.2601.212.3-0.0-2.414.9-0.2-1.1
2020336347613426521774417011.235.301.408.2571.010.5-0.1-2.714.9-1.7-1.1
2021346097915633619794315310.283.346.469.2953.432.1-0.6-2.814.920.5-1.1
202235625741282752074461597.228.298.401.2530.77.4-0.7-3.014.9-3.9-1.1
202336618701252151667431466.224.292.369.242-0.10.2-0.9-3.214.9-10.7-1.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
64.11.76.90.64.219.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Andrew Brown 2012 .243
2 89 Justin Ruggiano 2009 .000 DNP
3 87 Stefan Gartrell 2011 .000 DNP
4 87 Joey Butler 2013 .348
5 86 David Smith 2008 .000 DNP
6 85 David Cook 2009 .000 DNP
7 84 Brent Clevlen 2011 .000 DNP
8 84 John Mayberry 2011 .311
9 83 Wilkin Ramirez 2013 .243
10 82 Bill Rhinehart 2012 .000 DNP
11 82 Brandon Guyer 2013 .000 DNP
12 82 Tagg Bozied 2007 .000 DNP
13 81 Ryan Raburn 2008 .236
14 81 Corey Brown 2013 .255
15 81 Jason Perry 2008 .097
16 80 Casper Wells 2012 .263
17 80 Rhyne Hughes 2011 .000 DNP
18 80 Russ Canzler 2013 .000 DNP
19 79 Delwyn Young 2009 .239
20 79 Leonard Davis 2011 .000 DNP
21 79 Joe Gaetti 2009 .000 DNP
22 79 David Freese 2010 .287
23 79 Mike Baxter 2012 .286
24 79 Joe Mather 2010 .179
25 79 Cody Overbeck 2013 .000 DNP
26 78 Mike Wilson 2010 .000 DNP
27 78 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
28 78 Chad Huffman 2012 .000 DNP
29 78 Mark Hamilton 2012 .000 DNP
30 78 Cole Garner 2012 .000 DNP
31 78 Brahiam Maldonado 2013 .000 DNP
32 78 Mauro Gomez 2012 .257
33 78 Brett Carroll 2010 .247
34 77 Chris Dickerson 2009 .272
35 77 Brandon Tripp 2012 .000 DNP
36 77 Marquez Smith 2012 .000 DNP
37 77 Steven Hill 2012 .246
38 77 Nelson Cruz 2008 .328
39 77 Josh Kroeger 2010 .000 DNP
40 77 Scott Cousins 2012 .161
41 77 Seth Loman 2013 .000 DNP
42 77 Zach Lutz 2013 .319
43 76 Brandon Allen 2013 .000 DNP
44 76 Denis Phipps 2013 .000 DNP
45 76 Terry Evans 2009 .200
46 76 Daniel Dorn 2012 .000 DNP
47 76 Brock Kjeldgaard 2013 .000 DNP
48 76 Brock Peterson 2011 .000 DNP
49 76 Kyle Russell 2013 .000 DNP
50 76 Jonathan Van Every 2007 .000 DNP
51 76 Ray Sadler 2008 .000 DNP
52 76 Drew Locke 2010 .000 DNP
53 75 Jason Cooper 2008 .000 DNP
54 75 Justin Maxwell 2011 .000 DNP
55 75 Brendan Katin 2010 .000 DNP
56 75 Cristian Guerrero 2008 .000 DNP
57 75 Kevin West 2007 .000 DNP
58 75 Joe Koshansky 2009 .000 DNP
59 75 Jake Fox 2010 .227
60 75 Josh Satin 2012 .017
61 75 Aaron Herr 2008 .000 DNP
62 75 Mat Gamel 2013 .000 DNP
63 75 Justin Greene 2013 .000 DNP
64 75 Ernesto Mejia 2013 .000 DNP
65 75 Max Ramirez 2012 .000 DNP
66 75 Michael Taylor 2013 .058
67 75 Ian Gac 2013 .000 DNP
68 74 Brian Dopirak 2011 .000 DNP
69 74 Matt Rizzotti 2013 .000 DNP
70 74 Shawn Bowman 2012 .000 DNP
71 74 Clint Robinson 2012 -.009
72 74 Mike Hollimon 2009 .000 DNP
73 74 Ryan Goleski 2009 .000 DNP
74 74 Jordan Lennerton 2013 .000 DNP
75 74 Juan Miranda 2010 .235
76 74 Adam Boeve 2007 .000 DNP
77 74 Sean Barker 2007 .193
78 74 Jordan Parraz 2012 .000 DNP
79 74 Brandon Barnes 2013 .242
80 74 J.T. Wise 2013 .000 DNP
81 74 Matthew Brown 2010 .000 DNP
82 74 Jeff Larish 2010 .199
83 74 Jonel Pacheco 2010 .000 DNP
84 74 David Winfree 2013 .000 DNP
85 74 Prentice Redman 2007 .000 DNP
86 74 Thomas Giles 2011 .000 DNP
87 73 Jason Botts 2008 .251
88 73 Victor Diaz 2009 .000 DNP
89 73 John Hattig 2007 .000 DNP
90 73 Ben Harrison 2009 .000 DNP
91 73 Allen Craig 2012 .306
92 73 Ryan Shealy 2007 .201
93 73 Larry Broadway 2008 .000 DNP
94 73 Ryan Strieby 2013 .000 DNP
95 73 Scott Hairston 2007 .267
96 73 Jesus Guzman 2011 .320
97 73 Nick Evans 2013 .000 DNP
98 73 Caleb Stewart 2009 .000 DNP
99 73 Lou Montanez 2009 .200
100 73 Doug Deeds 2008 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .138 .138 .207 .122
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .219 .567 .277
18 Split (Multi) .062 .081 .360 .154
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .250 .250 .375 .222
31 vs R (2013) .100 .100 .400 .182
38 Split (2013) -.150 -.150 .025 -.040
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 A strong 2011 showing, both before and after he was acquired from St. Louis in the Rafael Furcal deal, put this 2008 10th-rounder on the prospect map despite advanced age, and Castellanos built upon that in 2012. Despite missing most of May with a hamstring injury, he tore up Triple-A pitching and significantly improved his plate discipline. Just as significantly, he returned to the infield for the first time since 2009 and held his own, playing second base until late July, then shifting to third. The irony is that in his brief call-up in late May and early June, the Dodgers used him solely in the outfield despite myriad injuries to their infielders. Castellanos isn't particularly athletic but he has a strong arm (hands, not so much), above-average speed, and power that profiles better as an infielder than at an outfield corner. With the latter route blocked in LA, he'll continue refining his game in Triple-A.
2012 Not the Republican political operative but a 2008 10th-round pick who arrived in the Rafael Furcal trade. Castellanos wasn't on anybody's radar as a prospect at the beginning of the season, and he was old for his level, but in tearing up Double-A pitching he won over a few scouting skeptics. Castellanos has real power, but he swings from the heels and has little plate discipline. He washed out as an infielder due to bad hands, and he's more likely to wind up a bench bat than an everyday player. An experiment to try first base in the Arizona Fall League was aborted by an oblique strain, but he should be fine for spring.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Welcome MattR.J. Anderson2013-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-15
Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake PeavySam Miller2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-12
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, March 21Zach Mortimer2013-03-22
Overthinking It: The All-Rookie RosterBen Lindbergh2013-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A Pain in the ArmDaniel Rathman2013-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games (February 26, 2013)Jason Martinez2013-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 28Bradley Ankrom2012-10-29
Tater Trot Tracker: Wild Card Weekend Trot TimesLarry Granillo2012-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time TradingKevin Goldstein2012-07-25
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 30Kevin Goldstein2012-05-31
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of October 12Kevin Goldstein2011-10-13
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of October 4Kevin Goldstein2011-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 25Kevin Goldstein2011-08-26
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any particular reason LAD isn't at least TRYING Alex Castellanos at third? Uribe's .530 OPS is a hurdle, to be sure, and the PCL is the PCL, but c'mon - can we at least turn a void into a push?
(Silv from NY, NY)
Not a bad question to ask. He looked pretty bad in a cameo earlier this year, and the Dodgers may prefer Uribe's track record and experience over the risk of playing an untested guy in the middle of a pennant race. Not saying it's right, but I also can't say that Castellanos would hit any better than Uribe over the next six weeks. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)do you think either Scott Van Slyke or Alex Castellanos can make an impact for Dodgers? Both are obviously older but both have crushed the ball for 2 or 3 years straight.
(Jesse Pinkman from ABQ)
And yes, I think Castellanos could help, too. He's raking, and Kevin wrote in April that scouts can see him as average at second. The Dodgers aren't in need of help at second quite as desperately as they are at first, but I expect you'll see both of these guys at some point this season. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is Alex Castellanos big league future? 4th OF?
(Aaron from Long Beach, CA)
He's a guy with very mixed reviews, but those that like him, like him even more than that. (Kevin Goldstein)


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